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Veterans widow daughter ask me a question
& the daughter called me About her dad passed away about 24 Months ago…since he was not getting any VA Comp or have a claim in and never used the VA for anything
the daughter wants to know if her mom can get any help from VA Financial help?
he is was not service connected for anything NOR used the VAMC at the time of his death
i TOLD THEM THEY NEED HIS DD 214 and any medical records c-file from his military days. anything military related from injury in basic training or any old injury while he was in the military ect,,,ect,,,,
he was in the Army back in 1956 served in Germany with Elvis ok he got out in 1959…no injury reported or diseases reported while in military…he worked as a Truck Driver the rest of his life…
My response was unfortunately he was not eligible for VA benefits if he was never injured or had a disease while he was in the military and has no medical proof and later came down with a condition.
He was placed in a Nursing Home at the end of his life while in the N.H . he had a BAD Stroke and died. on natural causes.
Now 24 months later his widow needs help for Aid & Attendance 24 hour care she can’t care for her self she is on BOTH MEDICARE AND MEDICAID and lives in HUD Apartment low income housing….her family is unable to care for her because all are disable and hubbys work.
.Anyway I said I don’t know a way to help if he was never injured or had a disease while he was in the military and came down with a condition & with no medical records to prove anything..ONLY OPTION I MENTION IS IF HER MOTHER IS THIS BAD AND NO FAMILY CAN CARE FOR HER Nursing Homes seems most reasonable to me but that just my opinion and their option.
.I did tell them to contact a VSO in their city/county and see if the VA can offer any assistance what so ever?
but as for as I know NO he will not be eligible for these DIC benefits from her dead veteran husband from the VA .
Also they ask if the VA did happen to help their Mother will she have to report the VA INCOME? Because she is getting two checks from Medicare and Medicaid.
I told them I was not sure but I would find out all this on Hadit and get back to them but as for as my opinion I said I doubt VA will help.
not to sound mean or anything but that’s just the rules VA GUIDELINES AND REGULATIONS.
Am I correct?
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